Skills Sheet Metal Worker near Whitehorse (YT)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "sheet metal worker" was moved from the group Sheet metal workers (NOC 7233) to the group Sheet metal workers (NOC 72102).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a sheet metal worker in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Sheet metal workers (NOC 72102).

Tasks

  • Measure and mark sheet metal according to template
  • Prepare tenders and quotations
  • Operate metalworking machines to cut, punch, drill, shape or straighten sheet metal
  • Operate laser cutters
  • Utilize computerized quantity take-off
  • Grind and buff seams, joints and rough surfaces
  • Schedule work
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads, design duct systems and select equipment for residential and small commercial construction
  • Inspect products to ensure quality and conformity to specification
  • Operate plasma cutters
  • Develop computerized pattern and layout
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Supervise other workers
  • Cut materials using power tools or by hand
  • Assemble, erect and install hoisting and rigging equipment
  • Estimate costs and materials
  • Operate CADD and other computer software systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
  • Fit and join sheet metal parts
  • Install sheet metal products according to specifications and building codes

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Sorting
    • Loading and Unloading
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Designing
    • Writing
    • Performing and Entertaining
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment

    Knowledge

  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Processing and Production
    • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
    • Public Safety and Security
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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